The Special Olympics Polar Bear is heading to LO twice


The Special Olympics Polar Bear will be making two visits to Lake Oswego in the coming days.

On Sunday, the bear will be posing for photos at Lucky Me Boutique, 385 First St., No. 115, from 1 to 6 p.m. During that time, Lucky Me will be donating 10 percent of all sales to help support Special Olympics.

On Dec. 22, the bear will be on hand for the Christmas party at the Gemini Pub, 456 N. State St., starting at 9 p.m. He will be handing out door prizes and posing for pictures. The party will feature Stimulus Package and guest rocker Rebecca Kantor of Lake Oswego. The Gemini will be donating a portion of its proceeds from the night to the Super Plunge Team. In an effort to raise awareness of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and its goal of $475,000 in fundraising dollars this year, volunteers will have donation boxes and sign-up forms at the Gemini.

Kantor was team captain for the Lake Oswego High School Polar Plungers and led the team to be the highest fund-raising high school team in Oregon for two of her three years.

Kantor’s sister, Alllison, is now team captain for LOHS and hopes to help bring back the honors to the school. As an added incentive this year, 20 percent of all K-12 funds raised will be donated back to the school. This is Rebecca Kantor’s third year as a Super Plunger, jumping into the frigid Columbia River once an hour for a full 24 hours. She will be flying in from the University of Connecticut where she is a student.

Efforts from the event help support more than 9,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout Oregon.

For more information, contact Joanne Kantor at 503-913-8232.